Syrian held after Cyprus picks up 101 migrants

A 22-year-old Syrian man is in police custody suspected of people smuggling after Cypriot authorities brought 101 Syrian migrants safely to shore, Cyprus police said Wednesday. The 22-year-old suspect appeared before a

Cyprus fears migrant spike from Turkey

Cyprus is concerned over a migrant spike from Turkey after Ankara declared it would stop keeping refugees on its territory, a move that has caused tension on its border with Greece. Cypriot


Cyprus to launch tougher illegal migration measures

Cyprus Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said the government will soon introduce a new migration policy to tackle the growing influx of illegal migrants and asylum seekers. He said the percentage of migrants

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants on boat

Cyprus police rescued 101 Syrian migrants after they were spotted on a drifting boat off the Mediterranean island’s southeast coast, authorities said on Tuesday. Cypriot police said a 33-metre boat was located